Cooktown Ring-tailed Gecko

Cyrtodactylus tuberculatus

Etymology: Presumably named from the Latin tuberculatus (= tuberculate), alluding to its strongly developed dorsal tubercles.

Distribution: Cape Melville to Mt Leswell and also on Stanley Island in the Flinders group (a latitudinal range of approximately 190 kms), north-eastern Queensland.

Conservation status: Least Concern, Nature Conservation Act (Qld).

Notes: This species is strongly associated with rock at most sites but inhabits fig trees on the banks of the Endeavour River and at Black Mountain. It is primarily an arthropod feeder but will also take small vertebrates (geckos and frogs).

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